Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Reviews

Untold Civil Rights Stories is a social milestone that recognizes the unsung contributions of Asian Americans to America’s Civil Rights Movement. It shows mothers, daughters, sons and fathers — ordinary Americans — organizing around workplace, racial profiling and other issues that have affected all of us before and after 9/11. It has a broad multicultural experience and is solidly grounded in U.S. history. A must-read and a must-have for educators and students alike.”

–Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles

 “Untold Civil Rights Stories is an important contri­bution to a broader understanding of the contem­porary struggle for democratic rights. It is essential reading in order to appreciate the contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage to the fight to secure civil rights, union representation, social justice and the American Dream.”

–Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, County of Los Angeles

“An imminently useful resource for teachers and students filled with accessible, useful knowledge from a seldom seen side of American life. Behind the "model minority" stereotype are individual and collective acts of bravery and heroism, of Asian Pacific Americans who courageously stood up for their rights. Here are stories of actors, journalists, soldiers, students and citizens who suffered egregious wrongs, some public and well known, others private and subtle. From Lily Chin to Fred Korematsu, these tales make visible what has for too long been invisible to so many Americans. Changing demographics and simple justice mean we need these stories for a deeper understanding of our history and for the hope and inspiration they bring. An important contribution to the literature on multiculturalism and social justice.”

–Ronald W. Evans, Professor, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University

UPDATE

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.